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Reina Cottier Art -WORKSHOPS & RETREATS

 

 

Reina Cottier Art & Social Media Art Business Workshops & Retreats

Social Media and Making Your Art your Business Workshops, Seminars & Courses

Bespoke ART WORKSHOPS

Includes mixed media, ink & acrylic on canvas and/or art paper.

1/2 day or full day workshops, or 2-3 day retreats
showing my techniques, what I have leaned & developed over the years.
We can concentrate solely on art,
or we can combine art & social media, up to you.
(Accomodation available onsite)

1/ At YOUR VENUE or HOME
Small or large groups. You get a group together and I come to you.
You provide your own material (I’ll give you a list) I can share some of mine too.
(Happy to travel NZ wide, but any travel/time costs will be passed onto you).

2/ Here in MY STUDIO in Tairua.
Small groups only. 1-4 people maximum. Gather your own group,
or one on one sessions are available too.
I can provide all material OR you provide your own based on my list
(accomodation available onsite)

RETREATS

(click below)

Art Retreat info - Reina Cottier Art NZ

 

3/ Workshop/Retreat over 2-4 days in Tairua.

 

This option  (same as option 2) comes with or without accomodation onsite.
We have a small 2 bedroom fully self contained guesthouse that sleeps up to 4.
The beach is 250m at the end of the road.

Extras can include:
-pick up & drop off at Auckland Airport
-all meals: self help breakfast & lunch, dinner served.
(Does not include airfares to and from Auckland/New Zealand)

Add ons: (extra cost)
-Sunrise at Hot Water Beach Tour
-Catherdral Cove  by boat or walk
-Lost Springs (Thermal Hot pools Whitianga)
-Jet Ski Safari – Whitianga

PRICING
For more information regarding workshops & retreats & costs,  please use the Contact form below, (scroll down) .

 

social media workshop for artists with Reina Cottier

Make art your business

This is predominantly for artists /creatives.

I ALSO OFFER THIS AS A ONE ON ONE SKYPE SESSION.
(Please use the form below for costs) or CLICK HERE for more info

With almost 30 years of self employment (in 4 businesses) under my belt, I’ll share with you how I made my art my business using Social Media, (and other online sites) & how I increased art sales online with a relatively small following, and then built that following up with genuine, authentic input. How I built a global following (from New Zealand) and that translated into regular art sales across the world.
Also, how to make the most of the followers you do have,
rather than constantly trying to gain more.

3 hour or full day (bring your own device) workshops.

Can be one on one, or groups.
(online Skype sessions available)

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(TESTIMONIALS BELOW)

 

PRICING

Because there are so many variants with these bespoke courses, it is very difficult to put set prices up. Please use the  CONTACT  form below  to discuss your /your groups needs with me, and I can give you a firm cost for everything, or we can custom something to suit your budget 🙂

ENQUIRE / CONTACT Reina here: 

 

TESTIMONIALS:

“Ive attended two of Reinas workshops now on social media and promoting business and found both to be very valuable.  Reina clearly understands how to use social media and gets her point across simply and effectively with practical examples which are relevant to someone running a business and not someone who has a fascination with the inner workings of Facebook or Instagram for the sake of it.
As a working artist who relies heavily on social media I would definitely  recommend her sessions”
-Ian Preece-Trustee (Chairperson) Mercury Bay Art Escape
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I have had 2 Skype sessions with Reina now, on developing my art into a business. I have got so much out of it, I started knowing very little about the business side and how to market myself in an effective way. Reina showed me how to do this in a time and cost effective way.  I love how she is real about the struggles, gives relevent info according to where you are at because she has been there. It was easy, enjoyable and loved connecting with her. Thank you Reina!
Maia- Canada
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I spent a half day with Reina in her studio learning all her tricks, we used an array of mediums, stencils, acrylic, inks, spray paint and much more. It was honestly the best 3 hours Ive had with regard to my art and feeling brave enough to try different things. I learned so much! Over the following months Im going to apply these techniques to my own art and I havent felt this excited about art in ages! Thank you Reina!
-Marion Burton
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“MY ART WILL BE DISCOVERED.” If I keep working in my studio someone will discover me. No they  wont!!!. Exposure equals success. Reina will be able to walk you thru the ins and outs of online marketing, & building your presense in an ever increasing online art world. Reina has inspired  me to learn more about  what I need to do to make this all happen, and with her support  I have  been successful with online selling and advertising.”  
-Wendy Walls- Artist
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“The best thing I ever did was invest in a full day workshop with Reina. She knew how to connect with everyone and was very attentive and patient with all our individual needs. I learned so many new techniques that has helped my art to progress to the next level which, as a beginner, was what I was hoping for. Love her attitude & sense of humour too! Cant wait for the next one!”
-Cheryl Lovegrove- Artist
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“Reina’s social media workshop is so practicaland informative. She uses live examples of her own successful social media strategies which is so helpful for all aritsts sellling their work through social media. channels! Totally ecommend Reina.”
-Kathryn Tsui – former Curator & Administrator of the Mercury Bay Art Escape.

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“We were very pleased to have Reina as our workshop tutor last year.  She was generous in sharing her techniques using  stencils, rollers, overlaying, blending and fine work with free flowing inks & paint.  Reina did a group demonstration and also gave us all individual  attention.  We all came away inspired and some of us have continued with inks and others are using the techniques learned .  I would highly recommend Reina as a tutor .”
-Rachael Churton
Morrinsville Lyceum Club

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“I have been an artist for twenty years and approx four years ago I recognised the need to build a social media platform to grow my sales and my brand. Knowing little in this area I met with Reina Cottier and spent an outstanding day with her in Tairua to build my understanding of this outlet. Reina’s knowledge and expertise was simply amazing and she set me on a path to significantly improve my sales results and to enjoy more success without the reliance on galleries who take a substantial amount of my sale price as commission. I am so grateful to Reina for sharing her expertise and ongoing support. I strongly recommend her to you if you are wishing to grow your art business.
-Gaylene Lonergan- Artist

 

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Mercury Bay Art Escape- Open Studio Tour

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EDIT: update SEPT 2019

Now preparing for the 2020 Art Escape. First 2 weekends in MARCH  (7/8 & 14/15 ) 2020
Covers area from Tairua – Kouatunu. For more info please message me using the Contact button in the menu.

 
Saturday & Sunday,  March 2 & 3 2019 is the first of 2 weekends (the second weekend being 9th & 10th March) for the annual open studio tour. This is my 5th year and I so love being a part of it. Artists must have a selection of original art for sale, and with that I also have prints, cards, calendars, coasters my Guidance Cards, and other merchandise available. People get to come and see my studio, and talk to me about my art and my process.  Here is a little taste of what I have been working on,… a Sea Goddess theme is prominent at the moment, i have 5 mermaid-influenced paintings almost finished. 🙂 Im using inks, acrylics and mixed media.

If you have any questions , please dont hesitate to ask, there is a ‘Contact’ button here at the top of the page, or im on Instagram & Facebook: ‘Reina Cottier Art’.
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Native & Real, Bright & Energising

I think this has to be one of my favourite pieces I have ever created. It has a vibrancy, an energy about it,.. its so alive and raw. I have reluctantly let it go to a gallery , but I wont be disappointed it it doesn’t sell (lol!) Id love to keep it 🙂
Its a mixed media piece: collage, ink, acrylic.

Flora Natures Reveal by NZ artist Reina Cottier
“Nature’s Reveal”, Mixed Media- by Reina Cottier, New Zealand artist
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Another Large Commission 

This 4 piece painting , 2m x 2m is off to the Bahamas once done.

Each panel is 1m square.

My buyers live on a canal , and wanted all the colours of the water and sky. Their inspiration was my ‘Legend’ series.

I’m using acrylics and inks, and am about 3/4 way through at this point.

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I’m Back! – Updates June 2017

Hi all,
back from holiday, went to Peru for a couple of weeks, including a few days in the Amazon/Jungle, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and La Paz, Bolivia. INCREDIBLE trip, epic adventure!

Here is a short vid of updates. Ive been painting for a few days, showing latest work, mediums used and mentioning the fabulous brushes I bought last year, and now on my second set.


PERU ART

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Beginning to End- Large Corporate Commission Video

The final video, from conception to install. A collation of some of the videos I took along the way, in the 4 and half months it took to complete this awesome project.

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LATEST WORKS

ALL ARTWORKS ARE ©Reina Cottier Art. All rights reserved.

Mermaid by Reina Cottier
Mixed Media Mermaid sitting on a rock, by New Zealand Artist Reina Cottier

ALL ARTWORK IS ©Reina Cottier Art 2019 ALL rights reserved

 

 

AUGUST 2017

June 29 2017
here are 3 paintings in ink I am currently working on, they are Peru inspired with mountains, flowers, jungle, moon, winged Goddess….. love the mysteriousness of the dark against the bright colours,  obsessed with inks at the moment. 🙂

                                                                   ©Reina Cottier Art

                                                                             2016

Here are some of my works,
featuring art I have created in the latter half of 2016- 2017.
I will be updating this page from time to time with works as they are created. 

Everything here has sold. If you are interested in my art, please contact me using the “Contact’ tab above, or go to ‘Buy Art’ above to see prints and other options.

FB: http://www.facebook.com/reinacottierart
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/reinacottierart
You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/reinacottierart
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/reinacottierart
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/reinacottierart

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Time Lapse Demo of Detailing the Bird

Bird native 66
Native New Zealand Bird by Reina Cottier
Inks & acrylics on custom wood.

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Video Demo- A day in my studio

I video’s most of my days painting yesterday, edited it into a 10 minute ,easy to watch video, if you are interested in my process, then take a look 🙂

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My ‘Colour In Your Life’ TV Show live!

 

‘My show, on Colour In Your Life, is now live on You Tube and on their website.

 

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Colour In Your Life TV Series filming me

EDIT Feb 23 2017:
here is the link its just aired yesterday:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsFmbCjuzgM&t=197s

 
Tomorrow I have the Colour in Your Life film crew here from Australia, to shoot for my episode. These videos are shown on over 26 TV channels around the world.
A days filming. I’ll be demo-ing my art process and talking about my journey and the way I work. I think it’s going to be an awesome day.
I’ll post a link once it goes to air.

About Colour In Your Life

Vision: To build a library of the minds of artists; to preserve a digital record of creative spirit, culture and techniques for future generations.

Put Some Colour In Your Life, or Colour In Your Life, is a television series created by Master Artist and CEO Graeme Stevenson. It began in the small town of Murwillumbah, just south of the NSW/QLD border in Australia, and from this incredibly artistic region has spread out to encompass the arts and artists of Australia, and the world.

The website, which runs in conjunction with the TV Series, was created in the hopes of building an Arts Hub for artists all around the world. Here, it is Graeme’s hope people can share their knowledge, display their work, and learn as much as possible from others. The episodes are also available for viewing, and it is here that Colour In Your Life hopes to create a library of the minds of Artists – a digital record of the many varied talents and techniques of artists that might otherwise have been lost when their time came. The website and television series offers investors, educators, students, teachers, and people all over the world the chance to have access to the enormous creative energy that is part of the minds of right-brained people. Art and what is does for our society is incredibly important to the spirit and souls of all that see it.

In 2011, after the crippling effects of the global financial crisis, it became apparent that people of Australia were no longer going out to buy or enjoy art. Over 50% of galleries across the country were closing, and it occured to Graeme, after working with The Fine Arts Showcase in America, that it was time to take art to a digital platform. Realising that the techniques and knowledge of great artists are often lost once the artist has passed on, Graeme concluded that a television show that captures artists in their studios, creating their pieces, could be utilised as a digital library. He coined the term ‘a library of the minds of artists’, and with this in mind, he made the decision to study Film at a TAFE in Murwillumbah, NSW. By the end of this course, Graeme had produced the first six episodes of the now nationally aired TV Series ‘Put Some Colour In Your Life’.

Put Some Colour In Your Life, often simply referred to as ‘Colour In Your Life’, was fostered in the Green Cauldron of the Northern Rivers, NSW, with much of our opening credits hoping to promote Mount Warning and the stunning landscape. With the largest concentration of artists in the country situated within the Northern Rivers region, the series had some incredible artists come on board in the first few months. It was also during this time that Graeme met and began working with videographer Sophia Stacey.

For approximately the first year, Colour In Your Life aired on paid television channels such as Brisbane 31 and Melbourne 31, gradually building a name for itself. In 2012, the show was nominated for two Logie awards, one being for ‘Best Host’, and the other ‘Best Light Entertainment Program’. In 2012, Colour In Your Life began to air nationally on the network TV 4Me, run by the company Brand New Media.

As time progressed, Graeme began to further develop the website to match the television series, wanting to offer artists around the world a communal place they could speak, share ideas and information, and enjoy the show. A ‘Facebook for Artists’, as it were. This was developed simultaneously with the Colour In Your Life Facebook page, and now both interact seamlessly in an effort to further promote the great artists of this country.

The series has since been picked up by free-to-air New Zealand, Sky TV, Foxtel Aurora 183, and Virgin Airways worldwide, and Graeme is in constant talks with agents in America, and other parties interested in the series across the world. Receiving frequent feedback from other countries such as America, Canada, Europe, Scotland, South America and the Philippines, Graeme perseveres knowing that his artistic message is reaching people around the globe.

It was during the middle of the year in 2012 that Graeme and the team were approached by the Junee Correctional Facility, about the amazing impact the show had had on the inmates and their rehabilitation. From this, the Junee Gaol Episode was filmed, in which Graeme and several of the Colour In Your Life Team went inside the prison to teach the inmates. After this incredible experience, Graeme realised that there were more people across the country that didn’t have access to their creative rightbrain, and he began the process of creating the Paint Your Life Foundation. This Foundation will one day be able to provide creative outlets for all manner of people unable to access it on their own, from the elderly in nursing homes, people or children suffering from disease or illness, and prison inmates.

At the conclusion of the Sixth Season in late 2013, with the one of a kind and never before attempted episode on ‘The Three Amigos‘, it was decided that Colour In Your Life would travel to New Zealand during its Seventh Season, to film some of the incredible artists in their beautiful country. It is Graeme’s hope, however, that Colour In Your Life will soon be able to travel to countries all over the world, filming artists in their studios and preserving that knowledge and craft for future generations.

“Doing it my way, doing it with flair”

 

 

hi all, Just a quick post, here is the link to a fab piece written about me & my arty endeavours. Also mentions a very large project coming up that I am in the middle of sorting…..

Feature Article on Reina Cottier in ‘Coromandel Goodness”

Kiwiana, Silver Fern & Tui Bird

New Zealand has many native flora and fauna.
We are blessed with some of the most stunning native bush in the world.
We live between native bush and the sea, so I get to go bush walking when ever I want to.
I could load up 100 pics 🙂 of my walks if i wanted to, but i wont , (collective sigh of relief lol)…
here are 3 to show you where i get my inspiration from………

Mamaku 2

Mamaku 1

Mamaku 3

….to then paint things like this:
Silver Fern 1000 with sig

©Reina Cottier Art.  (Sold)

and, right outside my bedroom window in spring, are gorgous wee chaps like this Tui bird,
(another native of New Zealand),
talking away, clicking and singing with what sounds alot like a bell bird at times.
The stunning ‘metallic’ colours on this bird are mesmerising to me, these pics dont really show the deep gun metal grey, emerald greens and deep turquoises…the subtle nuances of them are what fascinate me, not a blaring vibrant “look at me” type thing, but more, an elegance, (esp with that ‘cloak’ of feathers around its nape), and a slight arrogance in a way. They are quite naturally tame, you can get within a metre or so when they are feeding and they dont mind at all.

Tui Collage

so here are 2 of my Tui paintings:

Tui 1 1000 with sig

©Reina Cottier Art (sold)

Tui 2 1000 with sig

©Reina Cottier Art (sold)

hope you enjoyed a taste of Kiwiana in this post.

As always, im rampantly active on FB if you want to chat there 🙂
(my FB link to the right of this post)

or email me: reinacottier@gmail.com

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latest work in progress…

April 10

©Reina Cottier Art 2015

this is a bit of something different from me.
mixed media for a start, decided to use some stuff i havent touched for a while so dragged out my old stencils, some spray enamel paints and some pastels.
Ive been reasonably ‘disciplined’ the last few months with the Mercury Bay Art Escape studio tour,
but now that that is over,
I  let myself just do what ever i wanted with no plan or thought, no agenda, nothing.
First of all a bright coloured background with all my favourite tones and shades,,,
and incredible urge, probably carrying on from my scared geometry pieces, to draw some circles, random placing, didnt matter as long as it felt ‘right’ when i looked at it….. then some stencils with spray paint….

Ive been working on it on and off for a few weeks now, and ONLY picking it up when i feel like i really want to do something on it, not because i need to, have to or because there is nothing else.
SO its had a dedicated purpose, its been unfocussed focus.

Sometimes i spend 2 hours on it, sometimes 5 mins and Ive had enough.
Its big, about 40″ x 36″, and i know, i do my best work on ‘big’. (not REALLY big tho…yikes, i had a commission the size of a dining room table once, it was like a workout everytime i worked on it, phew! lol!)

anyway… i dont know how close to ‘finished’ i am, might be tomorrow, might be in 6 months… will keep you posted. 🙂

find me on FB, im there and happy to chat…..
http://www.facebook.com/reinacottierart
or email:

reinacottier@gmail.com

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